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Updated: 03/08/2014 08:00:02AM

Backing out of the wrong house

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A 33-year-old Bartow resident was charged with drug possession and driving on a suspended license Feb. 20 after a police officer mistook him for a different man, the Bartow Police Department reported.

While on patrol, Officer Britt Davis was looking for a man for whom he had a warrant and saw a green sedan back out of the house where the suspect was supposed to be. Because Marcus Jamar Jenkins, of 435 Hughes Place, Bartow, generally matched the description of the man with the warrant, Davis followed the victim and talked to him at nearby gas station, he reported. When he asked Jenkins for identification, Davis was given a Florida ID card and because of this Davis checked on his computer that showed Jenkins’ license has been suspended since 2008, he reported, for possession of a controlled substance. Davis arrested Jenkins and put him in the patrol car.

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